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Possessive apostophe KS2 – Use orangutans and David Attenborough to teach possessive apostrophes in Year 5

Key Stage



Year 5


Use the hook of amazing Attenborough wildlife clips to get children engaged in grammar lessons.

This Y5 grammar lesson, based on a David Attenborough clip about orangutans, will help children to develop an understanding of possessive apostrophes in plural and singular nouns.

It’s been adapted from the Natural Curriculum, a website developed in partnership with the Educational Recording Agency, that features fun free animal-themed grammar lessons for Y4-6 centred around captivating clips from the BBC’s natural history archives.

Use the resources in the classroom, or direct pupils to the easy-to-navigate website if they’re working from home.

Curriculum links

  • Use the possessive apostrophe in sentences that contain both singular and plural nouns
  • Use high-level vocabulary when writing sentences about orangutans
  • Enhance pupils’ interest in and improve their knowledge and understanding of the natural world

This download contains

  • Full PDF lesson plan

David Millington teaches at Cotham Gardens Primary in Bristol. He is the creator and principal author of the Natural Curriculum. Follow the Natural Curriculum on Twitter at @natural_curric.

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